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October 4, 2022

From early tech pioneer to hugely successful angel investor and passionate philanthropist, Israeli innovator David Assia continues to push boundaries, making massive returns and life-changing advances along the way. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about when to evolve, when to disrupt and when to walk away…

Talking from his study in Tel Aviv, it’s clear that David Assia is as engaged and impassioned as when he first stepped into the business world – perhaps even more so.

It’s not for nothing that, in his home country of Israel, he’s famously known as Mr High-Tech, driven as he is to push innovation further and beyond.

“I like it,” Assia says of his nickname. “But I would say it should be shared with at least another dozen people who had the same vision and will to make changes.”

September 30, 2022

Private markets investment platform Titanbay investigates why private debt is one of the world’s fastest-growing alternative asset classes.

Private debt is one of the world’s fastest-growing alternative asset classes. Over the past decade, the market has grown 13.5% on average annually, with assets under management (AUM) hitting $1.2 trillion at the end of last year, according to Preqin [1]. The same report notes that this represents the second quickest pace of growth of all private market asset classes, behind only infrastructure.

September 28, 2022

Unicorns are being created at a faster rate in Europe than anywhere else in the world. Private markets investment platform Titanbay takes a look at the structural changes driving the acceleration.

Unicorns are being created at a faster rate in Europe than anywhere else in the world. Private markets investment platform Titanbay takes a look at the structural changes driving this acceleration.

Europe has been breeding unicorns at a record pace. The number of startups valued at $1 billion or more hit at least 78 last year, up from 17 in 2020, according to PitchBook data [1]. That pace of growth was higher than in the US and Asia, where the venture capital ecosystem is more established.

September 20, 2022

Despite the Bank of Japan resolutely sticking to its policy of negative interest rates and yield curve control in 2022, might it about to change course asks Jamie Dannhauser of Ruffer LLP?

So far in 2022, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has resolutely stuck to its policy of negative interest rates and yield curve control (YCC), despite the dramatic hawkish shift from the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) and, more recently, the yen’s nosedive. Might the BoJ be about to change course?

September 15, 2022

Hong Kong and the successful families based there have long had a reputation for generous and charitable attitudes. For family offices with a philanthropic focus, the city state offers a wide variety of opportunities and incentives says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK.

Hong Kong and the successful families based there have long had a reputation for generous and charitable attitudes. For family offices with a philanthropic focus, the city state offers a wide variety of opportunities and incentives. Campden FB talks to Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK, a dedicated body of the HKSAR  Government  on the subject of effective giving.
 

September 6, 2022

You might not realise the impact that behavioural biases in investment decision making can have. But understanding behavioural finance can help in avoiding losses over the long term says Russell Investments.

You might not realise the impact that behavioural biases in investment decision making can have. But understanding behavioural finance can help in avoiding losses over the long term.
 

September 2, 2022

Anyone can be taken in by financial bubbles, says Lauren French of Ruffer LLP; that's why they're so dangerous.

Anyone can be taken in by financial bubbles; that's why they're so dangerous. It’s also why we at Ruffer believe that navigating bubbles – steering the ship safely past the Charybdis of irrational exuberance – is the most important duty we owe to our clients.

August 30, 2022

The ‘Curse of bigness’ is back: wealth and power are once more concentrated in just a handful of companies, says Laetitia East of Ruffer LLP.

The ‘Curse of bigness’ is back: wealth and power are once more concentrated in just a handful of companies [1].

President Theodore Roosevelt was hailed for dismantling the powerful monopolies which emerged from America’s industrial revolution. Does his trustbusting provide a blueprint for what investors can expect from a revitalised antitrust movement on Capitol Hill?

August 30, 2022

Families and family offices are searching for new investment models that better align their return profiles with their value sets, says Hendrik F. Jordaan, president of One Thousand & One Voices Management.

Families and family offices are searching for new investment models that better align their return profiles with their value sets. Increasingly, family offices are seeking to leverage the multiple material competitive advantages they hold over institutional investors for superior investment opportunities. Many family offices are fortifying their strategic alliances with other family offices, cross-leveraging their respective skillsets and unlocking greater collective value. 

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